I looked out and saw one of the baby bucks out back, grazing peacefully. I didn't want to disturb him, so I quietly opened the back door, slid the camera out and caught a couple good ones.
Look at those cute little fuzzy antlers!
He had seen me by this time, and was essentially nonplussed, although I could tell he was watching me out of the corner of his eye.
Good shot of the antler. So tiny!
He moved a few feet away, still grazing. Just about this time, The Boys would be held back no longer. They went out, and while they couldn't see him, they apparently smelled him, and they ran and sniffed, ran and sniffed along the fence row. He seemed curiously amused at them as he watched from behind the cover of leaves.
I went out front on the deck and looked. Sure enough, I could see him from there, just barely.
Little Buck watched The Boys' every move. Well, in between bites, he did!
But he was watchful of me, as well. Just making sure!!
A few minutes later, he was gone. I love the nearness of the wildlife here. Well, most of it! I haven't encountered any of the negatives ones. I smell skunks occasionally, and we see signs of coyotes and I'd guess there are other critters, but nothing had to worry about. It is really cool to live where I do!!